Alumni Association

1951-1955

1955

Richard A. Aldous, M.D.

Dr. Aldous retired in 2002 from a private practice, but is still working part-time at the Moran Eye Center. He is the past president of the Utah Ophthalmology Society. In his spare time, he has managed to climb the Grand Tetons on 2 occasions with his family. Richard has been married 51 years and has 6 children and 16 grandchildren.

Richard A. Baker, M.D.

Dr. Baker retired from obstetrics and gynecology in 1994. He served in the medical corps for U.S. Navy at the Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1956 through 1994. His interests include family and travel.

A. Berrand Brill, Ph.D.

Dr. Brill retired in 1997 in nuclear medicine from the University of Massachusetts and now is a full time professor at Vanderbilt University. He received the "Shea Distinguished Service Award" from the I.E.E.E. He still skis occasionally.

John E. Craighead, M.D.

Dr. Craighead retired in 1996 from pathology. Since retiring, he has been a consultant for national scale disease for environment and occupational disease. He has authored 200 chapters and or articles in medical literature. He enjoys horticulture and traveling to botanical sites. When he is not traveling with his wife Christina he lives at various homes in Florida and Vermont.

Harold A. Decker, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.

Dr. Decker retired from public health and pediatrics in 1996. He enjoys playing his violin in the community symphony orchestra. He and his wife have been married 50 years.

S. Ross Fox, Jr. M.D.

Dr. Fox is still practicing bariatric surgery. He served as the president of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, president of the ASBS Foundation, president of the Washington Division of the American Cancer Society. He pioneered the adjustable gastric band. He likes to travel, hunt, fish and compete in triathlons.

Richard W. Hardy, M.D.

He retired in 1989 and was called to serve a mission for the LDS church as a medical advisor in Chile from 1989-1991. Also, he was the temple president in Cochabamba, and then at the Bolivia temple from October 2002-2004. Currently, he is the medical advisor at the mission in San Jose, California. He has been married 52 years, has 5 children and 15 grandchildren.

Douglas B. Hart, M.D.

Dr. Hart retired in 1994 from the field of otolaryngology. Dr. Hart and his wife Bonnie have been married 54 years and have 5 children and 18 grandchildren. Since retiring, he and his wife have served 3 LDS missions, in England and in Ghana. He enjoys woodworking, gardening and computer photo management.

Joseph W. Hess, M.D.

Dr. Hess retired in 2000 from internal medicine, family practice and geriatrics. Dr. Hess was the director of the division of educations services from 1968-1974. Also, he was a WHO consultant in Africa from 1970-1976 in conjunction with his appointment as faculty member at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He and his wife Jean have 6 children, 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Dale G. Johnson, M.D.

Dr. Johnson is a professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University of Utah. He has developed a pediatric surgery program at Primary Children's Medical Center and at the University of Utah Hospital. In 2005, he received the University of Utah School of Medicine distinguished alumni award, and the distinguished emeritus award. He and his wife have 4 children, 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

G. Richard Lee, M.D.

Dr. Lee retired in 1996 from internal medicine and hematology. He served as the dean of the University of Utah School of Medicine from 1978-1983. Since retirement he has enjoyed bridge tournaments and his grandchildren.

Charles K. Beyer-Machule, M.D.

Dr. Machule retired in 1994 from Opthalmalmic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He was a clinical associate professor at Harvard Medical School and an honorary professor at Ludwig-Maximillian University in Munich, Germany. He likes watercolor painting, the opera, golf and travel.

Donald G. McQuarrie, M.D.

Dr. McQuarrie served in the field of general and cardiovascular thoracic surgery. Since retiring, he has enjoyed travel, reading and gardening.

William E. Miller, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Miller developed and taught respiratory therapy at Tucson Medical Center and Pima College. For 25 years, he was the co-director of respiratory therapy at St. Joseph's Hospital. In 2003, he retired and now enjoys gardening and fishing.

George D. Nakai, M.D.

Dr. Nakai practiced internal medicine and retired in 2001. A significant achievement includes making it to the age of 76, and enjoys reminiscing about the wonderful life he has experienced so far.

John E. Parkinson, M.D.

Dr. Parkinson retired in 1995 from internal medicine and the specialty field of oncology and hematology. He served as the chief of general medicine, chief of oncology and hematology, and civilian consultant to David Grant Medical Center. He has had unusual successes in treating difficult cancers. He has served as a seminary teacher, stake mission, high council, bishop, stake president and gospel doctrine teacher for the LDS church. He lost his first wife Lynn in 1992, and remarried Ann in 1993 which has been an enormous blessing. He has 9 children and also helped raise 3 foster children.

Waldo C. Perkins, M.D.

Dr. Perkins retired from his practice of otolaryngology in 1989 located at LDS Hospital and at Primary Children's Medical Center. He was the chairman of the department of otolaryngology. Since his retirement, his interests include historical research. He and his brother have co-authored several articles about the history of Utah pioneers.

O. Howard Reichman, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Reichman retired in 1999 from neurological surgery. Dr. Reichman was the founding chairman of the department of neurological surgery at Loyola University in Chicago. He has authored or co-authored 60 publications. And, he has trained 30 neurological surgeons. He has performed with the Utah Valley Symphony and has judged for the U.S. Nordic Ski Association. He and his wife Nancy have 7 children, 31 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Robert L. Schofield, M.D.

Dr. Schofield had a private practice in adult and child psychiatry from 1963 to 2005. He and his wife have been married 50 years: they have 4 children, 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

C. Basil Williams, M.D.

Dr. Williams retired from cardiology in 2001. He practiced at the Ogden Medical Clinic from 1961-2001. He won several awards during his career, including State Young Internist of the Year, 1971 and Distinguished Clinical Faculty 1990-1991. Since retirement he has enjoyed golf, tennis and travel.

Burke L. Winget, M.D.

Dr. Winget retired from radiology in 2003. He served in the United States Air Force 1956-1996. His private practice was located in Oakland, California. He is the past president of the East Radiology Society. Since retirement he has enjoyed books and golf.

1957

Anthony Ballard, M.D.

Dr. Ballard has served as the Associate Chairman of Education, Director of the Residency Training Program, and Chief of Pediatric SVC at the University of Miami.  He is a retired U.S. Army R.V.N.M.A.S.H Commander of the 2nd Surgical Hospital and a member of American Children’s Prosthetic Comm.  He and his wife, Afton, have been married fifty-nine years and are the parents of six children.

Donald R. Carson, M.D.

Dr. Carson is retired from the practice of internal medicine in Elk Grove, CA.  He reports that he has a happy marriage, great children, had a good practice and is having a great retirement.

Wallace D. Crosby, M.D.

Dr. Crosby served in the Air Force from 1958-1961.  He practiced medicine in Chico, California for 42 years and served at the president of the local medical society, president of the local general practice academy, and as chief of staff at the local hospital.

M. Harold Fogelson, M.D.

Dr. Fogelson is the former Department head of Pediatric Neurology of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  While he served this role for twenty years the department grew from two doctors to twenty-one child neurologists.  Dr. Fogelson is also a Professor Emeritus of Pediatric and Neurology for the University of Cincinnati.

Thorold D. Harris, M.D.

Dr. Harris has enjoyed the honor of being a physician and feels his significant achievements include giving to his patients and the community.  He told his residents and students to treat each patient humbly with respect and thoughtfulness, as if they were their own mother, father, brother, or sister, and they would have no problems.

Marlan J. Haslam, M.D.

Dr. Haslam worked in orthopedic surgery before retiring.  He was a general surgeon in the USAF from 1959-1961 at MacDill AFB in Florida, and assistant clinical professor of orthopedics at the U of U from 1975-1985.  Dr. Haslam was a board of trustees member at IHC McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah from 1975-1998, and President of the Ogden Surgical-Medical Society in 1983.  He served as a Utah Representative on the board of councilors American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons from 1981-1987.  He and his wife, Patricia, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2007.

Joyce D. Johnson, M.D.

Dr. Johnson still practices internal medicine part-time for Alpine Medical Group in Salt Lake City and donates time to the Fourth Street Clinic, also in Salt Lake City.

Robert J. Kahn, M.D.

Dr. Kahn practices radiology in Greeley, Colorado.  He has served as president of the county medical society, Chair of Radiology, Chair of the Hospital Foundation and volunteer for Ship of Hope, to Macieo, Brazil.

John Margaris, M.D.

Dr. Margaris has been President of the National Private Doctors of America, hospital staff president, and president of the Cascade County Medical Society.

Karl R. Kelly Nicholes, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Nicholes specialized in aviation medicine in the USAF, and also practiced cardiovascular physiology and obstetrics and gynecology.  His significant achievements include: serving as a flight surgeon and Chief of Aviation Medicine and Preventive Medicine for the 48th TAC Fighter Wing; becoming a Fellow of the National Heart Institute; receiving the University of Utah Career Development Award, receiving a Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Physiology; and completing a residency in 1980 in OB/GYN.  

Dean W. Packard, M.D.

Dr. Packard served as president of the Ogden Medical and Surgical Society, and the Utah State Urological Society.  He was on the nominating committee and then the executive committee of the western section of the American Urological Association as well as chief of the surgical staff at St. Benedict’s Hospital.

John Plager, M.D.

Dr. Plager has been published on such topics as cancer, chemotherapy, cell cycle kinetics, clinical medicine, and steroid enzymatic synthesis. He is currently retired and living in Winsted, Connecticut.

Marvin L. Rallison, M.D.

Dr. Rallison specialized in pediatric endocrinology and examined young people in Nevada and Arizona for thyroid neoplasia from exposure to fallout from the Nevada test site.  He is the author of a book of growth problems in children; a workshop chair for the National Diabetic Commission; and M.D. for 40 years at Camp Utahda, a camp for diabetic youth, and a receipt of the Diabetes and Camping Award from the National Diabetic Association.  Since he retired, Dr. Rallilson has enjoyed oil painting, classical guitar, bird watching, and traveling and communing with nature, and his 21 grandkids.

George S. Tanner, M.D.

Dr. Tanner practiced ophthalmology at St. Mark’s Medical Center for many years.  He is retired and living in Holladay, UT.  He feels that getting to the age of 79 is pretty significant.

David L. Wilkerson, M.D.

Dr. Wilkerson is retired form family practice and living in St. George, UT.  He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Paul M. Williams, M.D.

Dr. Williams worked as an anesthesiologist for forty-two years during which time he served as chairman of the anesthesia department at LDS Hospital for five years.  He was president of the Utah State Society of Anesthesiologists in 1970.  Dr. Williams started running at age 45 and has run in 3 marathons.  He has four children and currently lives with his wife in Lehi, Utah.

1958

Maurice G. Baker, M.D.

Dr. Baker practices family medicine and is currently working at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has also served as a mission president for the LDS church. He is happily married to his lovely wife Laura Baker.

Eugene L. Bellin, M.D.

Dr. Bellin loves playing violin and feeding people at the Bowery Mission in New York City. In the past he worked with International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (which won the Nobel Prize for peace in 1990). He was also a member of the Innocence Project of the Cardozo Law School in NYC and helped 180 innocent people get off of death row through the use of DNA testing.

Kay H. Blacker, M.D.

Dr. Blacker served for many years as the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. He is now semi-retired.

Arthur F. Budge, M.D.

Dr. Budge retired in 1990. He spends his spare time gardening, fishing and traveling. He was President of the Ogden Surgical-Medical Society in 1987. He is also active in the LDS Church and Boy Scouts of America, having been registered in the Boy Scouts for over 36 years.

Barry A. Clothier, M.D.

Dr. Clothier retired in December of 2008. He is looking forward to spend his spare time bird watching and writing a book on medical mnemonics. He taught part time at Scottsdale Family Practice Residency Program.

Rodger K. Farr, M.D.

Dr. Farr retired in 2006.  He is a Distinguished Life Fellow and a Gold Medal recipient of the American Psychiatry Association and the founder of Skid Row Clinic for the homeless mentally ill in Los Angeles. He still enjoys teaching and finds gardening relaxing in his spare time.

Clayton R. Gabbert, M.D.

Dr. Gabbert retired in 1998 from practicing Orthopedic Surgery. Since retirement his interests have included trap shooting, golf, bridge, walking and trading commodities. He also likes observing and naming wild flowers. He is in "Who's Who in the West" and has been honored with a Mosby Book Award.

Harry L. Gibbons, M.D.

Dr. Gibbons is semi-retired and still serving as a consultant in Aerospace Medicine. He was the Director of Salt Lake County Health Department for 22 years. Dr. Gibbons has been awarded two international awards for achievements in aerospace. He has received many honors for his service to medicine, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1998.

Joseph M. Heath, M.D.

Dr. Heath was very active in his family medicine specialty his entire career. He was President of the Utah Academy of Family Practice from 1974-1975 and was an active lobbyist for establishing and funding the Family Practice Residency at the University of Utah; plus served on the Department of Family and Community Medicine faculty. He has been on three missions to Brazil with his wife and likes fishing and traveling

Richard M Hebertson, M.D.

Dr. Hebertson was involved in the University of Utah OB/Gyn department and the Residency Training Programs in OB/Gyn at LDS Hospital much of his professional life. He introduced fetal monitoring at LDS Hospital and co-developed the fetal monitoring systems that are currently used in the IHC system. He has been married for 56 years and has five children, twenty-three grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Besides being a volunteer in the LDS Church he likes writing poetry, painting, traveling, gardening and spending time with his family.

Ward H. Hedges, M.D.

Dr. Hedges retired from the practice of Psychiatry in 1997. He has nine children and fourteen grandchildren. He is a fly fishing instructor and enjoys studying botany. Along with psychiatry his professional interests included ENT and Dermatology.

Glenn L. Johnston, M.D.

Dr. Johnston is recipient of 1996 Norman S. Anderson, M.D. Award for distinguished service to community mental health. After his retirement Dr. Johnston moved to Montana and built a new home on an 700-acre ranch near Kalispell. He has been very active with management of the farm and timberland and is involved in projects to preserve and enhance a wildlife sanctuary along one mile of the Flathead River. He was honored with the Audubon Conservation Achievement Award in 2008 for his conservation efforts.

E. Ute Knowlton, M.D.

Dr. Knowlton retired in 1996 and is enjoying his time with eight children and twenty- nine grandchildren.

C. Gary Loosli, M.D.

Dr Loosli is retired and spends his spare time coaching square dancing, teaching high school tennis, competing in senior track and field, playing pickleball and horseshoes and hunting and fishing.

Harold Markowitz, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Markowitz retired from laboratory medicine and medical research in 1985. He has been married to Peggy Markowitz for 55 years and has four children. Two became physicians and all are in some area of medicine.  For the past twelve years Dr. Markowtiz has been in poor health, but continues to dearly love his family.

James O. Mason, M.D.

Dr. Mason spent most of his career in the service of public health.  He was the head of the Utah Department of Health, served with the United States Public Health Service and was a member of the World Health Organization Executive Board. Besides spending time with his wife Marie, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, Dr. Mason likes family history research, gardening, reading and traveling.

John E. Meyers, M.D.

Dr. Meyers has practiced Aviation Medication as a flight surgeon since 1960, in the Air Force before retirement in 1989, and currently for NASA. Dr. Meyers considers work as his hobby and raising three successful children as one of his biggest achievements. He felt the training he received at the U of U Medical School prepared him to practice medicine as well, in not better than, any school in the country.

Stanley N. Mogerman, M.D.

Dr. Mogerman has been happily married for fifty-two years to Barbara, who he met his freshman year at the U and married his junior year. They have three daughters and six grandchildren. He and Barbara enjoy ballroom dancing and make every attempt to go dancing as often as they can fit it in. They also enjoy cruising and have been on twenty-eight cruises so far!

Joseph H. Nelson, M.D.

Dr. Nelson retired in 1998. He has six children and twenty-six grandchildren. He has been honored with a Medal of Commendation from US Army and was the Utah Doctor of the Year and President of Logan, Utah's Kiwanis Club. His hobbies are woodworking and pen making. He served a medical mission to Ukraine from 1998 to 2001.

Ronald F. Read, M.D.

Dr. Read worked for over 30 years as a staff psychiatrist at Community Mental Health in San Diego. Music has always been an important part of Dr. Read's life. For over 50 years, he was a tenor soloist and a member of various choirs, performing in numerous productions and programs. He was also the publisher of the San Diego Seagull, a newspaper committed to the interest of members of the LDS Church in San Diego for 18 years.

Lawrence E. Reichmann, M.D.

Dr. Reichmann retired in 1992. He has four wonderful children. He is a Diplomat in the America Board of Anesthesiology and enjoys studying family history in his free time.

James G. Smith, M.D.

Dr. Smith served as Chief of the Department of OB/GYN at Kaiser Hospital/Permanente Medical Group in Vallejo California for 17 years, in which time it grew from three to 14 doctors, plus four nurse practitioners and one nurse mid-wife. He also established a rotating residency in OB/GYN with Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield and the Contra Costa County General Hospital in Martinez, California. He served as a LDS Area Medical Advisor in Chile for 18 months supervising medical care for 1800 Missionaries throughout eight missions in Chile.

Herbert B. Spencer, M.D.

Dr. Spencer still assists his partners in surgery once a week, but is "almost" retired. He served as the mission president for the LDS church in Sweden and as a regional representative of the Council of the Twelve. He has survived three coronary by-pass procedures starting in 1980 but continues to be active working and adopting seven children, currently ages four to nineteen, whose mothers are meth addicts.

John Robert Stewart, M.D.

Dr. Stewart recently retired from the University of Utah where he taught radiation oncology for decades. He was involved in the planning for the Huntsman Cancer Center at the University and currently serves as a "Spirit of Caring" volunteer at LDS hospital. Dr. Stewart's wife Ann died in April 2006 after over fifty years of marriage.

1959

E. Arnold Isaacson, M.D.

Dr. Isaacson is a retired preventive medicine and public health physician currently living in Centerville, Utah with his wife Donna. He and Donna have been married 57 years and have six children, 24 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren with more to come. Dr. Isaacson is the recipient of the Beatty Award for "Distinguished Service to the People of Utah," the Utah Public Health Association's highest award. He is also the recipient of the Sippy Award for "The most beneficial public health contribution benefitting the most people in the western United States," from the Western Branch of the American Public Health Association.

Glen K. Lund, M.D.

Dr. Lund is a retired otolaryngologist currently living in Bountiful, Utah. He was able to raise about $30,000 and establish and fully-equipped E.N.T. facility at the Salt Lake Homeless Health Care Clinics about 10 years ago. He still sees patients there weekly. In 1990, Dr. Lund took a team to Romania and fitted 162 teenage children with hearing aids. Now, Dr. Lund spends time gardening in his back yard and he also raises pure-bred chickens.

Alfred H. Namba, M.D.

Dr. Namba is a semi-retired general internal medicine practitioner living in Portland, Oregon. He has his wife, Doris, have six children. Dr. Namba served with the U.S. Army from 1952-54, and is a combat veteran of the Korean War where he received a Bronze Star with "V" device for valor. Dr. Namba served as vice president and executive board member of Physician Health Plan of Utah, and was an associate and assistant professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His interests are walking daily and reading. 

M. Moreno Robins, M.D.

Dr. Robins is a retired pediatrician currently living in Provo, Utah. He had a private practice for 48 years, during which time he took care of 11,670 newborns; 4,380 hospitalized patients; and had 225,227 office visits. He served as a mission president for the LDS church in Mexico from 1984-87, and as an MTC president in Guatemala from 1986-98. Dr. Robins received the Silver Beaver from the Boy Scouts of America and has served humanitarian service in Panama, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. He is now the medical director of the Volunteer Care Clinic in Provo. Dr. Robins' hobbies and interests include horses, cattle ranching, and racquetball.

1960

William W. Barney, M.D.

Dr. Barney practiced family medicine for 11 years and served for 5 years as an instructor first in the Department of Postgraduate Education and then in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the University of Utah.  He completed an Internal Medicine Residency in 1975 and practiced internal medicine for 25 years in the Salt Lake Valley.  He served a medical mission to the island of Tonga with his wife.  He enjoys reading and working in the yard and considers one of his greatest achievements his seven children and being married to one wife for 60 years!

G. Landon Beales, M.D.

Dr. Beales was a member of the School of Medicine clinical faculty in the Internal Medicine department for over 30 years, semi-retiring in 1999. He has a special interest in the treatment of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia syndrome. He enjoys exploring the back roads of Utah in his Jeep, camping with family and friends, being an amateur radio operator, playing his violin and working on cars.

David W. Brown , M.D.

Dr. Brown practiced family medicine in Cedar City, UT for forty years and emergency medicine the last two years before he retired in 1992.  He and his wife Nora have six children and eight grandchildren.  He enjoyed farming and ranching, raising sheep, cattle and alfalfa until he turned the ranch over to his son a few years ago.  Now he enjoys working in his garden and spending time with his family.

Thomas H. Browning, M.D.

Dr. Browning is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin.  His specialty was Gastroenterology.  He served on the governing board of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and also received their Distinguished Service Award.  He retired in 1998 and enjoys spending time with his wife Nina, golfing, playing tennis and bridge and gardening.

F. Robert Bryner, M.D.

Dr. Bryner is a retired board certified orthopedic surgeon and a fellow in both the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  He served as president of the Utah Chapter of the Western Orthopedic Association in the 1980’s and was awarded the Utah Lions Humanitarian of the year award in 1985.  He has been very involved in medical charity work around the world from 1976 to the current day, providing orthopedic services in Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize.  In his spare time he loves designing and constructing wood furniture and restoring antique autos, including a 1910 Elmore and a 1936 Packard.

Donald D. Curtis, M.D.

Dr. Curtis is a “mostly” retired pediatrician, though he still spends a few hours a week in his office where he’s practiced for 45 years, 35 of which were with the same partner!  In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, traveling, reading, watching his grandchildren play sports, playing the piano and discussing politics, investments and current events with his friends. Looking back he thinks he turned out to be a much better physician than he was a medical student!

R. Garr Cutler, M.D.

Dr. Cutler practiced plastic and reconstructive surgery in Eugene, OR for many years, retiring in 2006.  He was president of the local county medical society and president of the NW Society of Plastic Surgeons.  Along with plastic and reconstructive surgery he specialized in hand surgery, replantation surgery and corrective surgery after massive weight loss.  He has performed cleft lip and palate surgery in Budapest and several cities in Mexico on humanitarian medical mission trips.  In his spare time he enjoys wood carving, glass blowing, watercolor painting, bread making and digital photography.

James C. Facer, M.D.

Dr. Facer lives in Mill Creek, WA where he practiced Otolaryngology at the Everett Clinic.  He reported that the clinic had 20 doctors when he joined and when he retired in 1995 there were 150 doctors with two surgical centers and five satellite clinics.  He enjoyed sailboat cruising and racing and now enjoys cruising in his powerboat. He also likes to SCUBA dive and travel.

Kitchner E. Head, M.D.

Dr. Head worked in general practice and emergency medicine in Idaho, retiring in 2001.  He also practiced medicine for four years in the back bush of Alaska as the Medical Director of the Norton Sound Regional Health Corporation which covered fourteen villages within an area the size of California. He was a representative in the Idaho Legislature.  He also has built several cabins as a way to take a break from medicine.  He and his wife of 58 years, Sonja, have seven children, 43 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

George R. Heninger, M.D.

Dr. Heninger specialized in psychiatry and neuroscience and is still involved with academic research. He has had continuous NIH funding since 1967 resulting in 250 publications.  In recognition for his work he received the Julius Axelrod Mentorship Award from the American College of NeuroPsychoPharmacology. He still enjoys long distance running, fly fishing and backpacking in the Bear Tooth Wilderness.

Walter W. Hiller, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Hiller reports that his greatest achievement so far is “not retiring.”  He spent much of his career working in Community Mental Health in Pittsburgh, PA, which he enjoyed very much.  He now works three days a week in his solo private practice seeing outpatients, which he also enjoys.  He spends his free time with his grandchildren.  His best memory of medical school was working with classmates to produce the 1960 Medicine Man yearbook.

O. Wendell Hyde, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Hyde is a retired family practitioner living in Ogden, Utah with his wife Myrtle.  In his spare time he enjoys gardening, woodworking and hiking.  His favorite medical school memory was when he participated in a study of mood altering drugs.  The morning he was to present a case to Dr. Wintrobe he was given an unidentified drug.  He could barely stay awake during the presentation.  It turned out he was given 200 mgm of Nembutal.  Dr. Wintrobe commented he had never seen a more relaxed student present a case to him.

C. Duane Kerr, M.D.

Dr. Kerr delivered babies, fixed hernias, took out hot appendixes, repaired lacerations and fixed broken bones for 25 years in his home town of Tremonton.  He then became the medical director at Thiokol/ATK and practiced occupational health until retiring in 2000.  He still loves to hunt and fish, builds and plays a variety of musical instruments and raised registered quarter horses for a while until managing the mares’ social calendar got to be too time consuming. He started doing cowboy poetry over 20 years ago and has written three books of cowboy poetry along with performing at Cowboy Poetry Gatherings in eight states.

F. Neal Mortenson, M.D.

Dr. Mortenson practiced OB-GYN in Logan Utah from 1968 until he retired in 2002.  He delivered approximately 6000 babies in his career, with a comparable volume of pelvic surgery.  He was active in the U.S. Army Reserves, serving on active duty during Desert Shield/Desert Storm, retiring in 1999 after over 21 years of service. He and his wife of 52 years, Ann, have six children, 26 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  They also own three horses and two dogs.  He appreciates the lifelong friendships he formed with his Gross Anatomy Cadaver partners and others during medical school.

Noel Nellis, M.D.

Dr. Nellis is a retired thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon who began the heart surgery program in Ogden in 1970 and also set up the cardiovascular program in Ashtabula, Ohio while he was on the clinical faculty at Case Western Reserve University.   He served as Chief of Surgery at various military hospitals and is a retired Colonel in the US Air Force.  He currently lives in South Ogden with his wife Helen and serves as the LDS Church Area Medical Advisor for the Utah North area.

Richard R. Price, M.D.

Dr. Price practiced general surgery in Salt Lake City until he retired from active surgery in 1998.  He still works full-time in administration as a Medical Director for Intermountain Health Care. He organized the Trauma service at LDS Hospital and was its director for 14 years. He is an Emeritus Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah and was Chairman of the Utah Committee on Trauma for the American College of Surgeons for 10 years.  He enjoyed singing as a 1st tenor for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for seven years and likes music, boating and spending time with his family.

Dee M. Rasmussen, M.D.

Dr. Rasmussen recently retired from his dermatology practice in Salt Lake City but still spends ½ a day a week as a volunteer caring for the skin problems of senior missionaries for the LDS Church.  He enjoys spending time with his wife, Mary and his children and grandchildren.  In his spare time he golfs, fly fishes, gardens and enjoys traveling.

Talmage W. Shill, M.D.

Dr. Shill retired from his family medicine practice in 1998, where he also specialized in the treatment of allergies. He attended the School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base and served as a Flight Surgeon from 1961-1964.  He still enjoys flying a Cessna 206 airplane in his free time. More recently he served as a Medical Care Specialist Missionary for the LDS church to the Pacific Island area.

Gene E. Speakman, M.D.

Dr. Speakman practiced general medicine in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, delivering babies, casting broken bones, and doing a full rural medical practice.  He retired in 2000. He and his wife Elaine have six children and 15 grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis and genealogy.

Doyle H. Taylor, M.D.

Dr. Taylor lives in Tooele, Utah where he practiced anesthesiology until he retired in 2004.  He and his wife Vicki are the proud parents of four good kids, many calves and some great horses!  He enjoys ranching, fishing and hunting.  His best memory of medical school was doing research in the summer months with Dr. Frank Tyler in the metabolic division.  He felt Dr. Tyler was a true genius and that the metabolic division faculty members were great teachers and real gentlemen with vast amounts of medical knowledge to bestow on their students.

Paul L. Whitehead, M.D.

Dr. Whitehead is still practicing psychiatry/child and adolescent psychiatry in the Salt Lake area, but is in the process of retiring.  He served as the chairman and director of the Dept. of Child Psychiatry at Primary Children’s Medical Center from 1967-1981 and developed the 1st residential, 1st day treatment and 1st in-patient centers in the region.  He received the Norman S. Anderson M.D. Award for Distinguished Service to Mental Health in Utah in 1989. He has been a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine since 1977 and received their Pathfinder Award for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. He enjoys performing and composing on the organ, gardening and traveling with his wife Marilyn and his four children and five grandchildren.

Ariel L. Williams, M.D.

Dr. Williams practiced radiology and served as a flight surgeon with the United States Air Force, where he achieved the rank of Colonel.  He retired in 1981, but then worked as a locum tenum physician in 12 different states post retirement.  He enjoys studying genealogy; all things related to aviation, including building model aircraft and has put in 1800 hours as a volunteer at Hill Air Force Base.

Nelson E. Wright, M.D.

Dr. Wright practiced internal medicine in Salt Lake City until he retired in 2007.  He is thankful for his fabulous marriage to his wife, Nancy, three great children and eight wonderful grandchildren.  He enjoys music, skiing, tennis, golf, genealogy, church activities and keeping up with literature and medical science.  He remembers the wonderful teachers he had at the School of Medicine, along with lunchtime with Remus, his cadaver and “his most joyous disappointment” when their doctoral gown and ceremony was rained out.